Michael Boone and his buddies have found a way to bowl without

Michael Boone and his buddies have found a way to bowl without having to hire babysitters: one dad looks after the kids at the Tacoma lanes where they meet every week while the others sling Ebonite. It’s an elegantly simple design meant to ensure the little ones don’t accidentally mistake a bowling shoe for a pacifier. But it also works well in discouraging alleged creeps like John William Black.For merely kicking a man who tried to lure his daughter, Michael Boone is automatically eligible for the Nobel Peace Prize.Black, 56, was in the middle of the alley’s busiest area, right near the cash register, when he reportedly kneeled down in front of Boone’s three-year-old daughter and tried to lure her outside. “Come on,” he said to the little girl, holding his arm outstretched towards the exit. “Your mommy’s waiting for you in the car.”Boone told KIRO that he stood there dumbfounded for a second until Black reached for his little girl. “And then I did what a father would do,” he says.Showing the restraint of a Quaker, Boone merely knocked Black to the ground, then escorted him out of the bowling alley with a boot to the ass.It’s not clear whether Black was just hammered and acting stupid or actually intended to go perv. He doesn’t seem to have a record. But either way, he’s since been arrested for suspicion of child luring and for being the biggest creep in a bowling alley, which any bowling fan will tell you is not a modest accomplishment.

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@seattleweekly.com.

More in News & Comment

Auburn police officer Jeffrey Nelson. File photo.
Auburn police officer’s story conflicts with eyewitness account

Jeffrey Nelson faces trial in the killing of Jesse Sarey.

The former Econo Lodge in Kent is a King County Isolation and Quarantine Facility for COVID-19 patients. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter
Man dies at Kent COVID-19 isolation and quarantine facility

Found dead in room at former hotel during routine medical staff check

Inquest hearing for Kent man fatally shot by Seattle Police set for March

Four officers to testify in April 2017 shooting that killed Damarius Butts, 19

Seattle East DDC facility front (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
Seattle East DDC facility front (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene urges Postmaster General to reconsider closing Eastside mail facility

Workers at the East DDC in Redmond are concerned about how the closure would impact mail service.

K9 Beny stands before the 75 pounds of pills found in a vehicle on Jan. 14. Photo courtesy of the California Highway Patrol
Federal Way woman arrested in record-setting fentanyl bust in California

Driver and passenger found transporting $3M worth of pills.

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-WA, who pushed for broadband funding in Washington schools. (Screenshot from murray.senate.gov)
American Rescue Plan Act funding approved for broadband investments in WA schools

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray pushed for the funding, which will benefit several King County school districts.

Courtesy photo
State offers free at-home COVID-19 tests

You can order the tests through the state’s new online portal.

Sen. Mona Das, D-47
Kent Democratic Sen. Mona Das proposes 1% cut in state sales tax

Starting in 2023; Republicans voice support for Senate Bill 5932

Federal Way police arrest suspect in fatal carjacking

35-year-old Tacoma man charged with murder in “random, brutal and senseless carjacking,” prosecutors say.

Most Read